This food will be a reserve supply for our country during the seven years of famine that will happen in Egypt. Then the land will not be ruined by the famine."
Pharaoh and all his servants liked the idea.
So Pharaoh asked his servants, "Can we find anyone like this--a man who has God's Spirit in him?"
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Because God has let you know all this, there is no one as wise and intelligent as you.
You will be in charge of my palace, and all my people will do what you say. I will be more important than you, only because I'm Pharaoh."
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I now put you in charge of Egypt."
Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring and put it on Joseph's finger. He had Joseph dressed in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
He had him ride in the chariot of the second-in-command. Men ran ahead of him and shouted, "Make way!" Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of Egypt.
He also said to Joseph, "Even though I am Pharaoh, no one anywhere in Egypt will do anything without your permission."
Pharaoh named Joseph Zaphenathpaneah and gave him Asenath as his wife. She was the daughter of Potiphera, priest from the city of On. Joseph traveled around Egypt.
Joseph was 30 years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh (the king of Egypt). He left Pharaoh and traveled all around Egypt.